By B. O’Hare
Tesla has officially placed a Tesla Model 3 SR+ with an electronically limited 94 mile range on the company’s Canadian website. Although available in the region for a while as an ‘off the menu item’, this is the first time the 94 miles per charge Model 3 has appeared on the Canadian configurator.
So, why is Tesla offering a car with such a restrictive range? Tax incentives, naturally. Since 2019, the Canadian government has been offering a $5,000 CAD ($3,990 USD) incentive for any EV under $45,000 CAD ($35,915 USD). Unfortunately, the normal 263 miles per charge SR+ Model 3 comes in at $52,990 CAD ($42,291 USD) so is ineligible for the benefit.
Hence Tesla has launched a new (Standard) Standard Range Plus, with an extremely limited range and no Autopilot. Therefore, the base Canadian SR+ just creeps under the tax bracket before factors like delivery are accounted for. Despite the electronically limited range, Tesla states the short-range SR+ will still manage 0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds and have a 140 mph top speed.
Would you ever consider the ‘short-range’ SR+ if it was available in your region, perhaps as a daily run around? Let us know your thoughts in the replies section below!